Sarah’s Lake House Guidebook

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Sarah’s Lake House Guidebook

Stores Worth Checking Out

If you're a scrapbooker (or even just someone who loves fine paper products and stickers) then this store is a must see! The owner runs workshops, and scrapbookers come from all over the state to visit this shop.
Scrapaloo
9929 Michigan 43
If you're a scrapbooker (or even just someone who loves fine paper products and stickers) then this store is a must see! The owner runs workshops, and scrapbookers come from all over the state to visit this shop.
A gorgeous gift and home decor shop that carries a wonderfully wide assortment of beautiful things. Whether you're shopping for something specific, or just love to roam in a lovely space, you should make a point of stopping by Alfresco in Hastings.
Alfresco
215 S Jefferson St
A gorgeous gift and home decor shop that carries a wonderfully wide assortment of beautiful things. Whether you're shopping for something specific, or just love to roam in a lovely space, you should make a point of stopping by Alfresco in Hastings.

Places to Eat

A family style diner with affordable meals, sizable portions, and a varied menu. Serves a yummy breakfast, tasty lunch options, and even great dinners. They allow dine-in and take out, so whatever your comfort level is, you're covered.
Grove Street Cafe
370 North Grove Street
A family style diner with affordable meals, sizable portions, and a varied menu. Serves a yummy breakfast, tasty lunch options, and even great dinners. They allow dine-in and take out, so whatever your comfort level is, you're covered.
This is a fun stop for everyone. If you have kids (or just like animals) the petting zoo is great - there are goats, alpacas, donkeys... Plus, the ice-cream is amazing. They make everythin in-house (It's a dairy farm) and offer a huge selection of flavors. A definite must for any dessert lover.
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MOO-ville Creamery
Michigan 66
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This is a fun stop for everyone. If you have kids (or just like animals) the petting zoo is great - there are goats, alpacas, donkeys... Plus, the ice-cream is amazing. They make everythin in-house (It's a dairy farm) and offer a huge selection of flavors. A definite must for any dessert lover.
The tastiest pizza in the area! (Okay, technically it's the only pizza in town, but that doesn't mean it's not really delicious!) Great for those nights when you just want something quick and easy and super tasty. They also offer bread sticks, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta. Dine-in, carry out, and delivery are all options.
Sajo's Pizza Delton
115 Maple Street
The tastiest pizza in the area! (Okay, technically it's the only pizza in town, but that doesn't mean it's not really delicious!) Great for those nights when you just want something quick and easy and super tasty. They also offer bread sticks, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta. Dine-in, carry out, and delivery are all options.
A relaxed family diner that covers all the basics, from breakfast omlettes, waffles, and skillets, to burgers, sandwiches, and steak dinners. They even offer soups, salads, appetizers and desserts. Affordable and delicious, and only 10 minutes drive from the house.
Bowens Family Dining
11176 Michigan 43
A relaxed family diner that covers all the basics, from breakfast omlettes, waffles, and skillets, to burgers, sandwiches, and steak dinners. They even offer soups, salads, appetizers and desserts. Affordable and delicious, and only 10 minutes drive from the house.
Gull Lake Market on the M-43 might look like a regular convenience store on the outside, but all the locals know it's the best place to get made-from-scratch Indian take out! Every day they offer a selection of authentic, delicious Indian dishes on their in-house buffet. So if you like Indian food, or just want to try something different, this little market is a must.
Gull Lake Market
15476 Michigan 43
Gull Lake Market on the M-43 might look like a regular convenience store on the outside, but all the locals know it's the best place to get made-from-scratch Indian take out! Every day they offer a selection of authentic, delicious Indian dishes on their in-house buffet. So if you like Indian food, or just want to try something different, this little market is a must.

Sightseeing & Area Attractions

If you're into history, then this cool little museum is worth a visit. With more than 40,000 artifacts (all items local to Michigan) spread across 8 buildings, there's a lot to see. An interesting and informative way to spend an afternoon.
Bernard Historical Museum
7135 Delton Road
If you're into history, then this cool little museum is worth a visit. With more than 40,000 artifacts (all items local to Michigan) spread across 8 buildings, there's a lot to see. An interesting and informative way to spend an afternoon.
For car nuts and history buffs alike, this is a great place to spend some time. There are over 400 cars to check out, plus a really neat restored 1940's style diner where you can grab a tasty slice of pecan pie. Only about 15 mins drive from the house.
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Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W Hickory Rd
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For car nuts and history buffs alike, this is a great place to spend some time. There are over 400 cars to check out, plus a really neat restored 1940's style diner where you can grab a tasty slice of pecan pie. Only about 15 mins drive from the house.
This is our favorite zoo by far (mostly because of the miles of beautiful walking trails, and because you can feed the giraffes!). It's about a 45 minute drive from the house, so pack a picnic and spend the day. Binder Park is beautifully laid out, with huge spacious enclosures, and a wonderful selection of animals. We have a blast every time we go. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, and don't forget to visit the 'Zuri National Park'!
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Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr
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This is our favorite zoo by far (mostly because of the miles of beautiful walking trails, and because you can feed the giraffes!). It's about a 45 minute drive from the house, so pack a picnic and spend the day. Binder Park is beautifully laid out, with huge spacious enclosures, and a wonderful selection of animals. We have a blast every time we go. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, and don't forget to visit the 'Zuri National Park'!
If you enjoy nature and the outdoors, this beautiful environmental center is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Hike the trails, check out the art exhibit in the visitor center, or spend a little time checking out the bird nesting houses and the monarch butterfly way stations. There's lots to see and enjoy here, and lots of opportunities to learn more about Michigan's wildlife and natural habitats.
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Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 W Cloverdale Rd
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If you enjoy nature and the outdoors, this beautiful environmental center is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Hike the trails, check out the art exhibit in the visitor center, or spend a little time checking out the bird nesting houses and the monarch butterfly way stations. There's lots to see and enjoy here, and lots of opportunities to learn more about Michigan's wildlife and natural habitats.
This beautiful 5,200 acre park includes nine lakes, miles of hiking trails, and is home to the Devil's Soup Bowl - a dry "kettle formation" created by glacial activity that can be viewed from Graves Hill. This is a great place for a family hike through the woods. The trails are well marked, and the scenery is lovely peaceful.
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Yankee Springs Recreation Area State Park
2104 Briggs Road South
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This beautiful 5,200 acre park includes nine lakes, miles of hiking trails, and is home to the Devil's Soup Bowl - a dry "kettle formation" created by glacial activity that can be viewed from Graves Hill. This is a great place for a family hike through the woods. The trails are well marked, and the scenery is lovely peaceful.
This lovely pre-civil war historic manor house is free to tour, so if you get a chance, roam the beautiful grounds (which offer lovely views of Gull Lake), and wander around inside the house. It's a fascinating bit of local history.
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Kellogg Manor House
3700 E Gull Lake Dr
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This lovely pre-civil war historic manor house is free to tour, so if you get a chance, roam the beautiful grounds (which offer lovely views of Gull Lake), and wander around inside the house. It's a fascinating bit of local history.
The Gun Ridge Golf Course is only one of many golf courses within driving distance of the house. If you enjoy time out on the green, you'll be thrilled to know there are loads of options in the area for you, including the Mullenhurst Golf Course, the Yankee Springs Golf Course, and the Legacy Club at Hastings, to name but a few.
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Gun Ridge Golf Course
4460 Gun Lake Rd
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The Gun Ridge Golf Course is only one of many golf courses within driving distance of the house. If you enjoy time out on the green, you'll be thrilled to know there are loads of options in the area for you, including the Mullenhurst Golf Course, the Yankee Springs Golf Course, and the Legacy Club at Hastings, to name but a few.
This 19 acre park offers a one room school house, an old Victorian home, a grist mill (that still grinds cornmeal you can purchase), and a cider mill. In the fall they do horse drawn wagon rides, and serve apple dumplings with their home-made cider.
Historic Bowens Mills
55 N Briggs Rd
This 19 acre park offers a one room school house, an old Victorian home, a grist mill (that still grinds cornmeal you can purchase), and a cider mill. In the fall they do horse drawn wagon rides, and serve apple dumplings with their home-made cider.